Italian soccer players brave enough to tackle the nation’s bond market have scored a 26 percent return since they were urged to prove their patriotism by buying government securities last year.
Defending champion Spain beat Croatia 1-0 last night to reach the quarterfinals of soccer’s European Championship, with Italy also advancing after a 2-0 win against Ireland.
Atletico Madrid, Lyon and Dnipro won to maintain their perfect records in soccer’s Europa League, as Udinese rallied to beat Liverpool 3-2.
Spain was held to a 1-1 tie by Italy last night as it started its bid to become the first team to retain the European Championship soccer title. Croatia tops Group C after a 3-1 win against Ireland.
Spain beat Italy 4-0 last night to become the first nation to retain soccer’s European Championship title and the only one from the continent to win three straight major competitions.
The smallest gain in U.S. payrolls in six months need not presage the kind of slowdown that bedeviled the world’s largest economy for the past two years.
Arsenal began life without Cesc Fabregas with a 1-0 win over Udinese in the opening game of their Champions League soccer playoff.
Payrolls decreased in 27 U.S. states in June, led by California and New York, signaling the slowdown in hiring is broad-based.
John Brady, co-head of MF Global Inc.’s Chicago office, was having a vodka cocktail at the Ritz- Carlton in Naples, Florida, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, on the day his company reported its largest-ever quarterly loss.
Liverpool rallied to beat Young Boys 5-3 in soccer’s Europa League, as Atletico Madrid opened its title defense with a 3-0 win at Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
"From where we sit right now, we think the economy looks fundamentally stronger."
- Di Natale on May 06, 2012
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